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Listen: Parents Of Teen Girl Who Inspired ‘Fault In Our Stars’ React To The Love Story

Esther Earl, left, the inspiration behind the character Hazel, played by Shailene Woodley, right, in "The Fault In Our Stars."

Esther Earl, left, the inspiration behind Hazel, played by Shailene Woodley, in “The Fault In Our Stars.”

Author John Green was inspired to write his blockbuster novel-turned-film, “The Fault in Our Stars,” after getting to know one of his fans, a young woman named Esther Earl from Quincy, Mass., who succumbed to thyroid cancer in 2010, shortly after her 16th birthday. Her parents, Lori and Wayne Earl, react to seeing the film, a heartwrenching teen love story:

Listen to the Earls’ full interview with Robin Young on Here & Now — where they talk about Esther’s first encounter with Green and her importance to the nerdfighter community.

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